Employees of the Silicon Valley giant will begin raising funds internally for Hurricane Maria victims.
Google is reaching out to communities affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and other areas of the Caribbean.
Sundar Pichai, the chief executive of Google, announced on Tuesday by a tweet that the technology giant’s non-profit body and its workforce will donate $ 1 million to charitable causes in the area. Specifically, that contribution will go to organizations such as the Red Cross, the World Food Program and UNICEF, according to the blog.
Google added that it will support the efforts of the NetHope organization, which works with companies in the technology industry to provide wireless communications during natural disasters. Hurricane Maria overturned cell towers and damaged fiber optics leaving the vast majority of the 3.4 million people in Puerto Rico unable to communicate with loved ones.
People who do not work at Google have other options to donate online. We have listed the organizations that are providing assistance in Puerto Rico.